19 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2013 1:55 PM by A.T. Romano RSS

    How do you animate a title placed over video clip

    granolakid Community Member

      I have been trying to animate a still title that I have placed over a video clip in expert view.  There is only one line.  I have followed the following which I think I got from the Adobe site: 

       

      Create a title with animated text

      You can easily apply a preset animation to any still title. Text animation presets quickly and easily

      animate the characters in your title so that they fade or pop characters into view, or fly in from the

      top or bottom of the screen. For example, using the Fade In By Characters preset instantly makes

      each separate character in your title fade into view until the title is complete.To preview an

      animation, position the pointer on the Animation tab in the Adjust panel.

      1. Do one of the following:

      In the Quick view timeline, select the superimposed clip. In the Monitor panel, click the clip,

      and then double-click the title text.

      In the Expert view timeline, double-click the title clip.

      The Adjust panel changes to display the text options.

      2. In the Adjust panel, select an animation preset under the Animation tab.

      3. Do one of the following to apply the preset to the title:

      Click Apply.

      Drag the preset to the Monitor window and drop it on top of the title text

       

       

      I have had no success no matter what I've tried.  I have a mac.  I would value any suggestions.

       

      Thanks.

       

      barb

        • 1. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
          A.T. Romano Community Member

          Barb

           

          My first instinct is that you are not:

           

          1. Typing your one line of text

           

          2.  While you are still in the Text section of the Titler, selecting the Selection Tool, and then clicking on your text in the Titler to get the bounding box around the text

           

          3. Then going to the Animation section, selecting your animation, and then click/drag it into the Titler bounding box which has the text.

           

          Step 2 is what I think you might be omitting in the process.

           

          We will be watching for your results.

           

          Thanks.

           

          ATR

           

          Add On...Once you get this mastered, if you want to use those Text Animations for more than one line of text in the Titler you can. I will post the how to if interested. The idea is not mine, but I have detailed it for others to work through the concept successfully.

          • 2. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
            Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

            I think ATR has nailed it. In order to use an Animation on your title, it can only be one line long.

            • 3. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
              A.T. Romano Community Member

              SG

               

              Thanks. But let me clarifiy what I suspect Barb's issue is

              a. not selecting the Text in the Text section of the Titler before applying the animation in Animation section of the Titler.

              or

              b. what I did not yet write, not using Default text since Text Animation does not work with Default crawl or roll

              or

              c. trying to use more than one line of text without the use of special procedures.
              (I sort of put this thought aside when I replied since Barb wrote

              I have been trying to animate a still title that I have placed over a video clip in expert view.  There is only one line.


              I interpreted that as only one line of text was typed in the Titler, not that there were two lines of text types.

               

              But, the answer should be one of the 3. More details from Barb should help us to pin point the problem.

               

              I think it was JohnnyO who first pointed out (your forum at few years back) that you can indeed apply Text Animations to more than one line of text in Premiere Elements Titler, but with the use of special maneuvers. I wrote about this and did a detailed step by step and overview on the matter.

               

              ATR

               

               

              • 4. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                granolakid Community Member

                I have only been putting one line in the default text box which I drag to the clip.  If I want to add another line, I open another box and drag it on to the clip so that it is next to the previous box.  When trying to animate the text, it has a box around it and I either click apply to the animation that has a blue box around it, or I drag the animation over the text in the monitor.  I am sorry if I wan't clear.  I then try to play what I have done.  I even will retype the text.  But have had no success.  I've even closed the program down and tried restarting the computer.  But no luck.

                • 5. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                  A.T. Romano Community Member

                  Barb

                   

                  Still thinking about what you wrote, but could you confirm how you are opening the Titler and with what selection? Default text, not any crawling or rolling credits, right?

                   

                  Thanks.

                   

                  ATR

                   

                  Add On...What font style are you using for the text, the "Default Caslon Pro 68" or other? Are there any other effects applied to this title?

                  • 6. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                    granolakid Community Member

                    Hello AT,

                     

                    I am using the Default Text.  I am not using crawling or rolling credits.  I am using Ariel Rounded MT Bold, size 35.  I am typing using a green color.  I drag the text over the clip, then type on the clip in the monitor.  I have done this with still images (animating the text) and have had no problem.  There is a box around the text before I go to the animate tab.  I've tried using different animations, but no matter what I do I am having no luck.

                     

                    Thanks for your help.

                     

                    barb

                    • 7. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                      the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                      Barb,

                       

                      Can you post a screen-cap of your Timeline, where your Title is above your Video, and with the Title open in the Titler (the Title Editing Panel)? I would also use the Selection Tool (the little "arrow" to Select your Text Object, in that screen-cap.

                       

                      That might tell at least part of the story.

                       

                      Good luck,

                       

                      Hunt

                      • 8. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                        A.T. Romano Community Member

                        barb

                         

                        Do not give up.

                         

                        I will take a look at what you mentioned for font type, style, and size in Premiere Elements 11 and see what happens.

                         

                        After you type your one line of text, do you at any time before you open the Animation section hit the Enter Key of the computer main keyboard?

                         

                        ATR

                         

                        Add On...At this point, can you use the Text Animations in the Titler in a new project? If not, we may want to try flushing the preferrences. When was the last time that you used this feature successfully?

                         

                        Add On...Just to triple check, when I asked about selecting the text before going to the Animation section, you wrote that yes you had and there was a bounding box around it. Did that bounding box have handles or did you view just a straight line rectangular border around the text?

                         

                        Add On...After you finish applying the animation to your text in the Titler, do you close the Titler and then playback the animated Title in the Edit Mode Monitor and still get no signs of text animation?

                        • 9. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                          A.T. Romano Community Member

                          Hunt,

                           

                          She does use the Selection to select the Text Object. That was one of the primary focus points.

                           

                          She seems to be doing everything by the book.

                           

                          My latest thought is that she may be hitting the Enter key of the computer main keyboard making the Text Animation think that there is a second line of text even though she has not intensions of doing so.

                           

                          I have put her font style and size and other descriptions through its paces in my Premiere Elements 11 Windows and everything is text animating.

                           

                          More later.

                           

                          ATR

                          • 10. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                            the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                            I still think that a screen-cap, as I described will be useful to see if there are any aspects, that have gone unmentioned, or perhaps questions unasked. What is that adage - "a picture is worth... ?"

                             

                            Hunt

                            • 11. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                              A.T. Romano Community Member

                              Hunt,

                               

                              You wrote:

                              What is that adage - "a picture is worth... ?"

                              With all the photoshopping in existance best leave the rest of the adage with .....

                               

                              But as a screenshot applies here, all information is important, but it appears that granolakid is communicating well and in detail.

                               

                              Looking forward to more follow up and a solution to this problem via whatever targets the issue.

                               

                              ATR

                              • 12. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                                granolakid Community Member

                                Hello Bill,

                                 

                                Please forgive me, but I've never done this before? How do I go about creating a screen-cap and then posting it to you? 

                                 

                                Thanks.

                                 

                                barb

                                • 13. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                                  A.T. Romano Community Member

                                  Barb

                                   

                                  You can do that a couple of ways on your side. Do you have the snipping tool that comes with some versions of Windows? If so, do a screen capture (as jpeg), save the jpeg to the computer.

                                   

                                  Then click on the camera image (Insert Image) above your reply  and follow the instructions. Use the Browse button below Select Your Image to navigate to where you have saved the screen capture to your computer.

                                   

                                  Hope that helps.

                                   

                                  ATR

                                  • 14. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                                    the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                                    Barb,

                                     

                                    This article gives details on one workflow for production on screen-caps, and attaching the image to a Reply in this forum: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2643538#2643538

                                     

                                    Note: with later versions of Windows, one can use the Snipper Tool, rather than the Prt Sc key.

                                     

                                    Good luck,

                                     

                                    Hunt

                                    • 15. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                                      granolakid Community Member

                                      I have a mac.  What would the tool be called in mac?

                                       

                                      Thanks.

                                       

                                      barb

                                      • 16. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                                        granolakid Community Member

                                        Hello Hunt,

                                         

                                        I will check it out.

                                         

                                        Thanks.

                                         

                                        barb

                                        • 17. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                                          A.T. Romano Community Member

                                          barb

                                           

                                          I found this online for "snipping tool" on Mac

                                          http://www.philmug.ph/forum/f24/snipping-tool-mac-63785/

                                           

                                          Plesae let us know the outcome.

                                           

                                          Thanks.

                                           

                                          ATR

                                           

                                          Add On...An additional online article regarding Mac's Grab and others

                                          http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/33906/alternative-to-windows-snipping-tool-for-ma c-osx

                                          • 18. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                                            granolakid Community Member

                                            Hello AT and Hunt,

                                             

                                            I had my son help me when I went to visit him yesterday.  I didn't even know that he was able to do this.  Ah, youth!  What I think I did wrong was to leave boxes with no text after I moved my line down, not realizing that was considered as if there was text in the boxes.  Thus not permitting me to animate. 

                                             

                                            I will make sure of this but I think that this was the problem.  Thanks so much.  i will check out the articles that you recommended.

                                             

                                            Thanks for being here.  You guys are terriffic!

                                             

                                            barb

                                            • 19. Re: How do you animate a title placed over video clip
                                              A.T. Romano Community Member

                                              barb

                                               

                                              Great news.

                                               

                                              I have been doing some write ups on the Premiere Elements Titler, and I looked at this issue each which ways.

                                               

                                              So, it did turn out as I wrote back in post 9 of this thread when commenting to Hunt about the situation at that time....

                                              My latest thought is that she may be hitting the Enter key of the computer main keyboard making the Text Animation think that there is a second line of text even though she has not intensions of doing so.

                                              Here is my update on my past Premiere Elements Titler Text Animation work, details for Premiere Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 10 (the latter I used as a model for versions of Premiere Elements earlier than 10).

                                              http://www.atr935.blogspot.com/2013/07/pe-titler-part-1-text-animations.html

                                               

                                              Sometimes when you look at a problem too long, you need to back away temporarily and then advance refreshed.

                                               

                                              Continued success and thanks to your son for his help in this matter.

                                               

                                              ATR